Cupcake Crash?

Decorating By foxymomma521 Updated 5 Sep 2009 , 3:33am by snarkybaker

foxymomma521 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 5:31pm
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thought some people might like to read this

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sugarsugargal Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 5:56pm
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cupcakes are here to stay in my humble opinion icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:00pm
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Oh, I hope they crash. I do not like making them.


foxymomma521 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:05pm
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lol- I have no opinion (other than I find them SO much less stressful than cakes) but I have seen lots of members talk of hoping to open a Cupcakery and thought it might be something to read.

kansaswolf Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:08pm
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Heh, I was just on my way to post this, I thought it was interesting too!

foxymomma521 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:12pm
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kansaswolf Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:19pm
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I'm actually making cupcakes right now to take to the Farmer's Market tomorrow. They seem to do decent in that environment!

Darth_Aerdna Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 6:30pm
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Funny! I just read that on my own.
It was fun to go to all the bakeries web sites and see what flavors they offer.
But nothing like the cupcake thread here!

foxymomma521 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 7:01pm
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can I ask why the title of my post was changed?

costumeczar Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 7:47pm
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I hate cupcakes. Just can't like 'em.

-Tubbs Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:09am
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Interesting - Thanks for posting.

Personally I like cupcakes. I do find them less work and less stressful than a full-sized cake. Nevertheless I've been saying for a while that I wondered how long the craze would last. Will watch and see...

Frozen yoghurt anyone? icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:22am
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This is nothing new. It's basic economics.

A new industry opens up.
It's great success.
It inspires others to jump on the bandwagon.
Bandwagon gets crowded.
Some people fall off of the bandwagon because it's too crowded.

It will not be surprising to see some of the cupcake shoppes get weeded out. It's a normal part of the business cycle.

Doesn't mean cupcakes are no longer the "trend" (see my blog on why I hate this term!). It just means the cupcake industry is going thru the same normal cycle that other industries go thru.

erinalicia Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:25am
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cupcakes for me are less stressful, I like making them, but then again I don't have a business. The largest amount I've made at once was 5 dozen, but putting a swirl of icing on instead of trying to get perfectly smooth icing on a cake is so much easier, and results in way less cussing on my part.. lol


snarkybaker Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:33am
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I say pish-tosh to that cheeky man. Since we opened in Feb of last year, TWO cupcakeries have opened within a mile of our shop, and we are still sold nearly twice as many this August as last August. Now I have heard that the one that opened in January is faltering. Half of their staff has been in looking for a job in the last month.

Quality will win in the end, so if you have your cupcake mojo working, you can make some decent money selling them.

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